Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree

It’s really starting to feel like Christmas around here with all the beautiful decorations & freezing temperatures. I love decorating for Christmas! It has always been fun to me & I love getting out the decorations each year. It seems like I always forget about something & then when I see it again it is almost the same feeling I had as kid on Christmas morning! Our Christmas decorations not only represent traditions but memories from previous years, which make it even more special. Unpacking that old Christmas ornament that you have had for 20 + years hanging it on the tree brings back so many memories! However I do love my old ornaments, but I love the having a tree that is coordinated as well. So maybe I am a little tree crazy? Christmas trees can vary in size and type, flocked or natural, and adorned with lights or not. Ornaments and themes can be colorful and mismatched, showcasing a collection of ornaments passed down through generations, or modern and monochrome for a contemporary feel. So we all know there is A LOT of options! For someone like me, I cannot just settle for one tree! Which is why I choose to do several different trees in my home this year. I went Traditional (red/green décor) , Sports themed ( OU SOONERS & DALLAS COWBOYS) , I couldn’t let this winning streak go unnoticed! LOL Sorry had to throw that in! Okay so when picking your tree what’s your style? Sparkle & shine, Color or theme, large or small? Maybe instead of one tree go for several small trees thru out your home. Express your inner ELF because in my personal opinion you cannot go wrong with whatever you choose. As a Christmas tree means something different to everyone & it is a fun way to express your style! Since this is all About Christmas Trees here are some fun facts!!

  • Did you know Christmas trees grow in all 50 states!
  • By 1900 1in 5 households put up a Christmas tree
  • Christmas trees have been sold commercially in the United States since about 1850.
  • In 1979, the National Christmas Tree was not lighted except for the top ornament. This was done in honor of the American hostages in Iran.
  • The tallest living Christmas tree is believed to be the 122-foot, 91-year-old Douglas fir in the town of Woodinville, Washington.
  • The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree tradition began in 1933. Franklin Pierce, the 14th president, brought the Christmas tree tradition to the White House.
  • In 1923, President Calvin Coolidge started the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony now held every year on the White House lawn.
  • Christmas trees generally take 6-8 years to mature
  • 100,000 people are employed in the Christmas tree industry.
  • 77 million Christmas trees are planted each year.
  • On average, over 2,000 Christmas trees are planted per acre.
  • In 1963, the National Christmas Tree was not lit until December 22nd because of a national 30-day period of mourning following the assassination of President Kennedy.
  • California, Oregon, Michigan, Washington, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina are the top Christmas tree producing states.
  • The best selling trees are Scotch Pine, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, and White Pine.

Check out the link below for some really Beautiful Christmas trees from House Beautiful that would look amazing in any home! So whatever Christmas tree you have or however you decorate let’s not forget the real reason for the season is Jesus Christ! In him all things are possible! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & Happy Decorating!!

Link - House Beautiful Christmas Tree Ideas